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Film Set


Alongside the public consultation we are running three creative workshops, enabling specific groups to come together to explore their take on what it means to be Scottish/New Scottish

  • 13:00 - 14:30, 14 November: Under 25s Workshop

  • 11:00 - 12:30, 15 November: New Scots Workshop

  • 18:00 - 19:30, 18 November: Women-only Workshop

This event is presented by the College of Arts at the University of Glasgow as part of the Being Human festival, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, taking place 12–22 November. Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see

A Poetic Constitution for Scotland

In collaboration with

The University of Glasgow

and the Being Human Festival

The four nations of the British Isles are currently undergoing seismic changes.


Solidarity, civic action, and the importance of looking after each other feature daily in Scottish political discourse. Ireland is, once again, revisiting questions of identity and belonging while contrasting attitudes are being noted in England and Wales. Reflected in official political discourse and informal human interaction, these developments are marking a new epoch in the future of the United Kingdom


Under the auspices of the University of Glasgow‘s Chancellor’s Fund Award, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy, we invite you to participate in the drafting of a Constitution for Scotland in poetic form and re-Imagining democracy.

The “Poetic Constitution” aims to address civic discontent through art and text with particular emphasis on marginalised and disenfranchised groups who seem increasingly unhappy to engage in policy debate and political action.


"The vision of the project is to create an ambitious framework for thinking openly and diversely, beyond the passivity of disaffection and, through performance,  to structure a counter-proposal in the form of a poetic constitution." 


Please send us your responses:

We will combine your answers, your aspirations and your fears to create a Constitution for Scotland in poetic form. Dramatised by Scottish playwrights, the Constitution will be broadcast and performed as part of the Being Human Festival.

Thanks for submitting!

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